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Collins, E. J. T. (Edward John T.)

Overview
Works: 45 works in 152 publications in 3 languages and 590 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by E. J. T Collins
The agrarian history of England and Wales by E. J Collins( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultura en un estado industrial; Regiones, sistemas y técnicas agrícolas; Tierra, trabajo, capital e impuestos; Comercio e industria; Sociedad rural y comunidad; Impacto urbano en el campo; Base estadística del rendimiento agrícola en Inglaterra y Gales, 1850-1914
The economy of upland Britain 1750-1950 : an illustrated review by E. J. T Collins( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sickle to combine: a review of harvest techniques from 1800 to the present day by E. J. T Collins( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovation and conservation : Ernest Edward Cook and his country estates( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture in the industrial state by Michael Ashley Havinden( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1850-1914( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture in England, 1650-1900 by E. L Jones( Recording )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.J.T. Collins of the University of Reading and Eric Jones of Northwestern University discuss patterns of agricultural change in England from the 17th to the 19th centuries, and agriculture and the economy from 1800-1900
A history of the Orsett Estate, 1743-1914 by E. J. T Collins( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crafts in the English countryside : towards a future by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the "Bath and West" : innovation and application by Philip Bryant( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English rural crafts : today and tomorrow by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power availability and agricultural productivity in England and Wales 1840-1939 by E. J. T Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wood-fuel economy of Eighteenth century England by E. J. T Collins( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture in a free trade economy: Great Britain 1870-1930 by E. J. T Collins( )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crescita demografica, sviluppo e commercio agricolo by E. J. T Collins( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvest technology and labour supply in Britain, 1790-1870 by E. J. T Collins( )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis tries to establish a functional relationship between the supply and supply price of labour, product-mix and choice of technology in British agriculture during the period 1700-1870. The desiderata, increased production and lower unit production costs were in many respects incompatible with those of full-employment and greater social welfare. Historians have been primarily concerned with just one aspect of this problem, namely structural unemployment during the winter months. This is to ignore that the chief limiting factor on increased production may often have been the capacity of the labour force during the summer work-bottlenecks. This thesis argues that over a large part of the proto-industrial period (1790-1870), British agriculture was afflicted by sometimes very serious labour shortages in the summer work peaks. It goes on to a detailed case-study of labour supply and technological change in the corn harvest, the farm operation which historically has always created the exceptional demand for labour, and in which labour shortages were soonest likely to develop. It demonstrates that initially, at least, and for some time after 1851, when reaping machinery became available, the majority of farmers obtained their labour and labour cost-savings not through mechanization but by a more intensive use of labour (the more thorough exploitation of child and female labour, greater dependence on migrant harvesters and the introduction of piecework), and, when the supply of labour became inelastic, by the 'intermediate technologyÂ' of improved hand tools, in particular the substitution of the faster-working scythe and heavy hook for the traditional sickle and reap hook. The advantages of this strategy were that it conserved capital, that it did not disrupt other work schedules, and perhaps most important, that it averted unemployment over what for the majority of farm labourers and their families was the key earnings period of the year. It met the requirements for a technology which was discontinuous enough to guarantee production and flexible enough to guarantee employment. The conclusion is that there is a phase of economic development in which factor proportions render a scythe economically and socially more useful than a reaping machine
1850-1914 (part I)( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The agrarian history of England and Wales1850-1914
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Collins, Edward John T.

Collins, Ted

Collins, Ted (Edward John T.)

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1850-19141850-1914 (part I)